The Black Calhouns

The Black Calhouns

From Civil War to Civil Rights With One African American Family

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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Baker & Taylor
The daughter of actress Lena Horne traces the story of her family between two major human rights periods in America, sharing the stories of her house-slave-turned-businessman ancestor, the branches of her family that lived in the North and South and their experiences during the Jim Crow and wartime eras.

Perseus Publishing
In The Black Calhouns, Gail Lumet Buckley—daughter of actress Lena Horne—delves deep into her family history, detailing the experiences of an extraordinary African-American family from Civil War to Civil Rights.

Beginning with her great-great grandfather Moses Calhoun, a house slave who used the rare advantage of his education to become a successful businessman in post-war Atlanta, Buckley follows her family&;s two branches: one that stayed in the South, and the other that settled in Brooklyn. Through the lens of her relatives&; momentous lives, Buckley examines major events throughout American history. From Atlanta during Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow, to New York City during the Harlem Renaissance, and then from World War II to the Civil Rights Movement, this ambitious, brilliant family witnessed and participated in the most crucial events of the 19th and 20th centuries. Combining personal and national history, The Black Calhouns is a unique and vibrant portrait of six generations during dynamic times of struggle and triumph.


Baker
& Taylor

The daughter of actress Lena Horne traces the lives of her family between two major human rights periods in America, sharing the stories of the branches of her family that lived in the North and South, and their experiences during the Jim Crow and wartime eras.
Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of actress Lena Horne, delves deeply into her family history, detailing the experiences of an extraordinary African American family from Civil War to civil rights.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780802124548
Branch Call Number: 921 CALHOUN
Characteristics: viii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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